Do you fix your bed every morning?
I found that when you fix your bed right after you get out of bed it starts your day off right. I actually read that somewhere (sorry, can't remember where). I used to get up and just go about my day but ever since I started fixing my bed right after I get up (my husband fixes it mostly) I have a smoother day (the rule in our house is last one out of bed fixes it - so yes, I hardly ever fix our bed!) :) If you don't do this every morning try it, you'll notice a difference.
Are you drinking your daily dose of water?
I usually drink a bottle of water every morning before I eat breakfast. When I'm getting ready to take Mark to school, which is around 7am, I fill up a water bottle and make sure I drink it all before I start getting ready (which is when I come back from dropping off Mark). There was a study done that people who drink water at least an hour before breakfast lose weight easier. That's what motivated me to start doing this.
As the day goes on you should continue to drink your water. Some days I feel just awful and I think "oh, I'm not drinking enough water" and it's true, the days I drink my water I feel great. I don't even take any vitamins or drink any type of "juices" and I get through my day fine. (That's not saying we shouldn't take our supplements, I know I need to).
What form of exercise do you do?
My husband will be the first to tell you that I am lazy. I do not like to exercise or do much of anything (not saying I don't). I recognize that this is not good so I started slow. My form of exercise for now is walking. I started slow and I'm walking for about 30 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday. I make sure to do this in the morning so that later on I don't have any excuses not to. Us moms and dads, have plenty to do during the day and won't have time to do our exercises. I heard it's better to exercise in the morning anyhow. It's great to walk and just listen to the birds and the breeze go through the trees. I also take some time during my walk to say my positive affirmations.
What do you snack on during the day?
I try (the keyword is try) to snack on fruits during the day when I get hungry. They help curb my appetite, I noticed. When I eat junk food for snacks they weigh me down and then I get a little lazy. Plus Maddy sees what I'm eating and wants to eat whatever I'm eating. Thank goodness she loves fruits and veggies. Her favorites are strawberries, bananas and pears. I also love to munch on sunflower seeds which are not bad for you at all.
These are just some ways that I noticed can affect the way my days go. If I do these things I have positive days.
I would love to know what you do to start of your day positive! Please share!